Good Deal or Not? “Find the pocket door” edition

605 K Street Northeast

This unit is located at 605 K Street, Northeast:

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The listing says:

“OPEN HOUSE Sat 6/8 12-2PM & Sun 6/9 2-4PM. Hot location plus PKG! Near H Street and Union Station. Totally renovated in 06. Cherry hwd flrs, exposed brick wall, private back patio. KIT features granite tops, SS appliances, & glass-front cabinets. Find the pocket door! Master bath features stone tile, pedestal sink, & frameless glass shower door. Stacked W/D. EZ acces to Red line, I395 & Rt 50.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $425,000 ($185 monthly fee.)

18 Comment

  • Glad to see the electric meters so prominently front and center.

  • Do any of the windows open? It looks like they are just plates of glass. This would be a deal breaker for me. Also, the price for that neighborhood seems a bit high.

  • Good location, parking, nicely done. Good deal.

  • The houses on either side of this building will likely go for significantly less than $425k once the owners finally succumb to the “We Buy Houses!” leaflets, so paying this much for a condo seems high, but what do I know.

  • ugh, wish I wasnt hopelessly broke with no real prospect of buying for like 3 years! I kind of love this place.

  • That bathroom looks extremely gross.

  • In every picture I was distracted by how much I hate the floors. The floors against the cabinets are terrible.

    I don’t much about price over there, but layout isn’t great. It’s affordable for walking to Union Station and H St, though I think.

  • The way the wood floors are laid is peculiar… It kind of sets the rooms off balanace from what I can see in the pictures and it looks a bit too “red” maybe its just overdone HDR photography? Not enough Feng Shui balance for my liking.

    • houseintherear

      Oof, I agree! I wanted to place my wood floors diagonally when I first had them put in, but my contrator argued with me about it relentlessly… he said it was one of those cute and quirky decisions that homeowners regretted almost immediately. Glad I didn’t do it!

  • I find the long, narrow “porch” with the grill at one end extremely bleak–like it’s a place to exile one’s partner when he insists on cooking something that you hate.

  • Weird ass place. This is one of those instances where the house should not have been broken up into condos. It’s not big enough to be two separate condos and there’s walls where there shouldn’t be. It would “flow” much better as a SFH and just feels cramped.

    Case in point: the backyard. It’s setup to function as a place shared by two residences and doesn’t work at all. It’s basically a glorified parking lot. If it were a SFH, something more hospitable and usable could have been done with the backyard.

  • The burglars will appreciate that huge front window to enter through.

  • I share an alley with this house and did not realize it was actually two condos! The house seems way too small to be broken up into condos. The upper unit has a nice roof deck, but this one doesn’t look like it has any nice private outdoor space and some of the interior design choices are interesting.

    The price seems kinda high for the amount of space you’re getting, but I guess I should be happy if they get it. It really is a wonderful neighborhood and is close to everything. We bought our house close to a year ago and love it here.

  • I don’t want a door in my bedroom. And I don’t want a fence with a broken slat in it right in front of my bedroom window. It’s creepy. Thumbs down to this.

  • I love that 2 articles below this one is about a rash of burglaries 1 block away. I’m marketing I think that’s called “sh1t luck”.

  • The person who took the photographs for this listing is a skilled photographer. Note that most if not all of the photos seem to have been taken at about waist height, and the vertical lines are just that: vertical. I’m impressed. Ever see real estate listing photos that were taken from eyebrow height, looking down into a room with wonky lines, showing more the furniture and/or decorations than the room? Yes, you have. Lots! This one is really good. Kind of a random comment, but, whatevs.

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